Baseball Players in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 496

  • 1938-01-18 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1939-07-26 Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • 1939-09-08 Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-08-24 Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1940-09-15 Chicago Tribune sponsors Ted Lyons Day (White Sox pitcher)
  • 1940-10-07 Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series
  • 1941-03-08 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)
  • 1941-05-02 MLB player Ted Williams' lowest average (.308) in year he hit over .400

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-08-03 Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1941-08-06 Detroit pitcher Al Benton is 1st to collect 2 sacrifices in an inning
  • 1942-05-13 Pitcher Jim Tobin belts 3 HRs in a game
  • 1942-09-13 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
  • 1943-09-06 Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in American League history at 16years, 8 months
  • 1943-09-08 NY Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
  • 1943-10-19 Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces his retirement
  • 1944-02-18 Youngest baseball player, Cincinnati Reds sign 15 year old Joe Nuxhall
  • 1944-07-20 Browns Nelson Potter is 1st pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs
  • 1944-08-03 Tommy Brown at just 16 years and 8 months old, plays shortstop for Dodgers
  • 1944-12-28 Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
  • 1945-03-15 Bert Shepard (1 legged WW II vet) tries out as a pitcher for Senators
  • 1945-04-18 1 armed outfielder, St Louis Brown Pete Gray, 1st game he goes 1 for 4
  • 1945-07-27 Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from NY Yankees
  • 1945-09-06 A's catcher Greek George punches umpire Joe Rue gets suspended
  • 1946-02-19 Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
  • 1946-04-13 Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham, Alabama

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946-04-18 Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1946-05-20 Cubs Claude Passeau makes his 1st error since September 21, 1941, ending pitcher's fielding record of 273 consecutive errorless chances
  • 1946-07-24 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • 1947-05-18 A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error
  • 1947-08-26 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1948-07-01 Brooklyn's future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella debuts with 3 hits in a 6-4 loss to the rival NY Giants

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1949-02-07 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000 a year baseball player for the New York Yankees
  • 1949-03-10 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
  • 1949-05-05 Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame
  • 1949-07-24 Indian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • 1949-07-31 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Baker, Florida, killing 2 players
  • 1949-08-06 Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop
  • 1949-10-02 St Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
  • 1949-10-19 A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
  • 1950-01-18 Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
  • 1950-06-02 St Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Washington Senators
  • 1950-08-01 1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)
  • 1950-09-26 Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
  • 1950-11-27 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • 1951-02-09 St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
  • 1951-05-01 Cuban MLB outfielder Minnie Minoso, the first black player in Chicago White Sox franchise history - homers on debut

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1951-07-16 Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published by Little Brown and Company

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951-07-30 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951-11-08 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

  • 1951-11-18 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
  • 1952-05-13 Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings
  • 1952-08-06 Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
  • 1952-09-07 Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-09-07 Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1952-11-12 Philadelphia A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
  • 1952-11-21 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1953-06-04 Pitts trades outfielder Ralph Kiner & Joe Garagiola to Chicago Cubs
  • 1953-08-04 Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in 7 runs and wins 15-0
  • 1953-08-21 Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation
  • 1953-09-06 Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38
  • 1953-09-07 Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs
  • 1953-09-13 Pitcher Bob Trice is 1st black to play on Philadelphia A's
  • 1953-11-27 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
  • 1953-12-14 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • 1953-12-23 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1954-06-30 Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor
  • 1954-07-12 Major League Baseball Players Association founded
  • 1954-09-10 Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher, Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
  • 1954-09-26 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
  • 1955-05-01 Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller tosses his record 12th 1-hitter
  • 1955-09-05 Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season
  • 1955-09-25 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
  • 1955-12-08 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award
  • 1956-07-06 Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honor outstanding pitcher
  • 1956-07-20 Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs
  • 1956-07-21 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
  • 1956-08-26 Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC
  • 1956-09-11 Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher
  • 1956-12-13 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.
  • 1957-04-24 Chicago Cub pitchers walk NL record 9 Reds in 5th inning
  • 1957-05-07 Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957-08-17 Baseball player Richie Ashburn fouls and hits fan Alice Roth twice in the same game at bat playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, 1st hit breaks her nose, 2nd one hits her while she is on the stretcher

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • 1957-09-03 Warren Spahn sets record for a lefty pitcher with 41st shut-out
  • 1957-11-07 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1958-01-28 Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck
  • 1958-06-02 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record
  • 1958-08-13 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
  • 1958-08-20 Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st major league lefty catcher since 1906
  • 1958-09-20 Baltimore Oriole knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0
  • 1959-03-25 Bill White traded to St Louis for pitchers Sam Jones & Don Choate
  • 1959-04-11 Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale hits his 2nd Opening Day HR
  • 1959-05-11 Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends
  • 1959-06-28 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
  • 1959-07-12 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game
  • 1959-08-02 SF Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 HRs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-11-04 Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1960-05-19 Juan Marichal debuts as SF Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter
  • 1960-05-27 Baltimore manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt, used by Baltimore Oriole Clint Courtney

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,256

  • 1888-07-01 Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman/manager (Negro Leagues), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1953)
  • 1889-09-22 Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • 1889-09-28 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1889-10-25 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1890-01-11 Max Carey, American baseball player, born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • 1890-08-04 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1957)
  • 1890-09-24 Mike González, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • 1891-01-15 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and only MLB player to die from an injury received during a MLB game, born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky (d. 1920)
  • 1891-01-28 Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
  • 1891-03-04 Dazzy Vance, hall of fame pitcher (led NL in strike-outs 7-yrs)
  • 1891-05-08 Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+
  • 1891-11-11 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (d. 1954)
  • 1891-11-20 Leon Cadore, pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game)
  • 1892-07-26 Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1893-02-17 Wally Pipp, American baseball player (d. 1965)
  • 1893-03-24 George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1893-04-27 Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, born in Bradford, Ohio (d. 1939)
  • 1893-05-08 Edd Roush, baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1893-06-09 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • 1893-07-22 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1893-08-18 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player, born in Emerald, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • 1894-02-19 Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
  • 1894-08-03 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1894-08-26 Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1894-10-23 Rube Bressler, baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1895-08-07 Edward Gill, baseball player
  • 1895-09-23 Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1895-09-28 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • 1895-10-13 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1896-04-27 Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player (St Louis Cards), born in Winters, Texas (d. 1963)
  • 1896-10-19 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1896-11-10 Jimmy Dykes, American baseball player and manager, born in Philadelphia (d. 1976)
  • 1897-03-04 Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, baseball player/organized Japanese baseball
  • 1897-04-10 Ross Youngs, American baseball player, born in Shiner, Texas (d. 1927)
  • 1898-01-24 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • 1898-04-25 Fred Haney, American baseball player, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1977)
  • 1898-09-09 Frank "Fordham Flash" Frisch, American baseball player (NL MVP 1931), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898-10-30 Bill Terry, baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1899-05-14 Earle Combs, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1899-07-29 Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1899-09-09 Waite Hoyt, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1899-10-11 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1899-11-11 Harold "Pie" Traynor, baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)
  • 1899-12-02 Ray Morehart, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1900-02-02 Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
  • 1900-03-06 Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
  • 1900-04-23 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, born in Oglesby, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • 1900-04-26 Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • 1900-09-17 Hughie Critz, baseball player (d. 1980)
  • 1900-10-31 Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player, and umpire (only person in Baseball and Football Hall of Fame), born in Keytesville, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1901-05-08 Turkey Stearnes, baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1901-07-20 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1901-07-28 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1902-03-02 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
  • 1902-05-07 Sal Gliatto, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1902-05-21 Earl Averill, baseball player (d. 1983)
  • 1902-05-22 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334 (d. 1956), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1902-07-07 Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1902-08-04 Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1903-02-12 Chick Hafey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (2 World Series 1926, 31), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1973)
  • 1903-04-06 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)
  • 1903-05-11 Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)

Person of interestCool Papa Bell

1903-05-17 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991)

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell

Person of interestLou Gehrig

1903-06-19 Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig], American first baseman (NY Yankees), nicknamed "The Iron Horse", born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1903-06-22 Carl Hubbell, pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA
  • 1903-11-02 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1903-12-06 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1904-01-01 Ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1904-02-27 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1904-03-30 Ripper Collins, baseball player (d. 1970)
  • 1904-05-03 Red Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46), born in Granville, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1904-10-07 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933 Philadelphia Phillies), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1958)
  • 1905-01-17 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1905-05-31 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
  • 1905-07-22 Doc Cramer, American baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1905-09-26 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1905-10-12 Rick Ferrell, American baseball Hall of Fame catcher, born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1905-11-26 Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1905-12-05 Gus Mancuso, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1906-07-07 [Leroy] Satchel Paige, baseball pitcher, never look back
  • 1906-07-07 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1982)

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1906-07-27 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1906-10-12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • 1906-10-17 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 1906-11-17 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1907-04-02 Luke Appling, American football player, born in High Point, North Carolina (d. 1991)
  • 1907-05-11 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)
  • 1907-06-06 Bill Dickey, NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43) and manager, born in Bastrop, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1907-06-26 Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1907-11-22 Dick Bartell, baseball player
  • 1908-02-02 Wes Ferrell, All-Star MLB pitcher, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1976)
  • 1908-06-20 Billy Werber, American baseball player
  • 1908-08-20 Alfonso Lopez, baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959)
  • 1908-10-17 Red Rolfe, American baseball player (d. 1969)
  • 1908-11-26 Lefty Gomez, baseball pitcher
  • 1908-12-25 Jo-Jo Moore, baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1909-03-02 Mel Ott, American baseball player, 1st NLer to hit 500 home runs, hall of famer (NY Giants) (d. 1958)
  • 1909-03-25 Dutch (Emil) Leonard, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1.01 ERA 1914)
  • 1909-08-26 Gene Moore, baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1909-09-12 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), born in Commerce, Georgia (d. 1990)

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 200 of 456

  • 1964-04-20 Eddie Dyer, baseball player (b. 1899)
  • 1964-07-29 Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • 1964-12-31 Bobby Byrne, baseball player (b. 1884)
  • 1965-03-05 Pepper Martin, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 1965-05-23 Earl Webb, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1965-08-25 Moonlight Graham, American baseball player
  • 1966-07-06 Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player (b. 1892)
  • 1966-11-07 Rube Bressler, Baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1967-01-06 Johnny Keane, baseball player/mgr (Cards, NY Yanks), dies at 55
  • 1968-03-31 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • 1968-04-14 Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1968-04-19 Tommy Bridges, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61
  • 1968-06-15 Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, baseball pitcher, dies at 88
  • 1968-07-27 Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)
  • 1968-10-16 Ellis Kinder, baseball player (b. 1914)
  • 1969-01-24 Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Wash Senators), dies at 72
  • 1969-12-07 Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1970-01-14 John J "Johnny" Murphy, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • 1970-02-05 Rudy York, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1970-04-15 Ripper Collins, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 1971-01-09 Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1971-04-12 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • 1971-05-12 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (b. 1901)
  • 1971-05-27 Jack Doscher, American baseball pitcher (1st son of a major leaguer to play MLB), dies at 90
  • 1971-07-28 Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • 1971-11-05 Sam Jones, baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 1972-03-16 Harold "Pie" Traynor, hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72
  • 1972-05-29 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (b. 1902)

Person of interestJackie Robinson

1972-10-24 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1973-03-12 Frankie "Fordham Flash" Frisch, baseball player, dies at 74
  • 1973-03-26 George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
  • 1973-05-08 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player (Brooklyn Bridegrooms and Baltimore Orioles), dies at 100
  • 1973-07-02 Chick Hafey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (2 World Series 1926, 31), dies at 70
  • 1973-07-02 George McBride, American MLB shortstop/manager (AL fielding leader 1912-15), dies at 92
  • 1973-09-05 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  • 1974-07-17 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
  • 1974-12-18 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, dies at 87
  • 1975-01-05 Don Wilson, American MLB pitcher (2 x no-hitters), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning at 29
  • 1975-03-21 Joe Medwick, baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1975-05-22 Lefty Grove, American Baseball Player (b. 1900)
  • 1975-12-01 Nellie Fox, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 1976-05-30 Max Carey, American baseball player, dies at 86
  • 1976-06-11 Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 1976-06-15 Jimmy Dykes, baseball player and manager (b. 1896)
  • 1976-06-20 Lou Klein, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 1976-06-30 Firpo Marberry, baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1977-02-19 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86
  • 1977-10-17 [Robert] Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player and umpire (only person in football and baseball Hall of Fame), dies at 77
  • 1977-11-08 Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896)
  • 1977-11-09 Fred Haney, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • 1978-03-07 Steve Bilko, American baseball player, dies at 49
  • 1978-09-11 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (b. 1895)
  • 1978-09-23 Lyman Bostock, outfielder (Angels), shot & killed at 27
  • 1978-12-11 Paul O'Dea, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 1979-04-06 M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61
  • 1979-07-09 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53
  • 1979-11-18 Freddie Fitzsimmons, baseball player (b. 1901)
  • 1980-06-01 Rube Marquard, American baseball pitcher, dies at 90
  • 1980-08-06 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66
  • 1980-12-14 Elston Howard, MVP catcher (NY Yankees), dies at 59
  • 1981-03-17 Paul Dean, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1982-06-08 [Leroy] Satchel Paige, American baseball pitcher, dies at 75
  • 1982-07-01 Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), dies at 64
  • 1982-07-06 Bob Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 1982-09-07 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • 1982-09-29 Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 1983-04-12 Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 1983-08-16 Earl Averill, American baseball player (b. 1902)
  • 1984-07-14 Al Schacht, [Clown prince of baseball], baseball player, dies at 91
  • 1984-08-25 Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
  • 1984-09-07 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), dies at 77
  • 1984-12-16 Debs Garms, American baseball player (b. 1907)
  • 1984-12-20 Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1946)
  • 1985-02-10 Johnny Mokan, baseball player (b. 1895)
  • 1985-02-12 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 73
  • 1985-07-27 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies at 95
  • 1985-11-25 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 1985-12-06 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player, dies at 92
  • 1986-07-02 Peanuts Lowrey, baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 1986-07-08 Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • 1986-07-25 Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), dies at 85

Person of interestHank Greenberg

1986-09-04 Hank Greenberg, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (5-time All Star, Detroit Tigers), dies of cancer at 75

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1986-10-03 Vince DiMaggio, American Baseball Player (b. 1912)
  • 1986-10-11 Norm Cash, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51
  • 1986-12-20 Joe DeSa, American baseball player (b. 1959)
  • 1987-05-01 Bobo Holloman, American MLB pitcher (no-hitter on debut), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1987-07-27 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 83
  • 1987-11-16 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  • 1988-03-29 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 1988-11-21 Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1989-01-09 Bill Terry, baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1989-01-21 Carl Furillo, American Baseball player (b. 1922)
  • 1989-02-24 Sparky Adams, American baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1989-07-18 Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
  • 1989-09-03 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • 1989-12-25 Billy Martin, American MLB player and manager (NY Yankees), killed in a car accident at 61
  • 1990-01-09 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), dies at 82
  • 1990-02-24 Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • 1990-06-12 Glen Gorbous, Canadian baseball player who holds the record for the longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10"), dies at 59
  • 1990-11-23 Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37